Clients have told me they were tempted to copy from a resume sample on my blogsites. They said that parts of it described them perfectly — they couldn’t have said it better themselves.
One client actually did copy from a sample of mine. When we first discussed working together, he presented me with his current resume. It included a brand statement plucked directly from one of my samples.
Aside from the fact that I work hard crafting highly personalized content for my clients and the statement didn’t really fit the client who copied it, copying from my samples, or anyone else’s samples, is stealing.
If that doesn’t dissuade you, I lay out several other reasons why this is not okay to do in my Executive Career Brand post, What’s Wrong with Copying an Executive Brand Resume Sample?
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